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What is Non Ferrous Metal?

Have you ever wondered what non ferrous metal is as opposed to ferrous metal is?

By definition, non-ferrous metals are types of metals and alloys that don’t contain iron.  They include numerous metal families, such as well-known nickel, lead, and brass; precious metals such as gold, platinum, and silver; and more exotic metals such as cadmium, cobalt, and lithium. Continue reading

Make Money By Recycling Scrap Metal From Exercise Equipment

If you’re about to get rid of some old gym equipment – hold on and don’t rush. Your best bet may be to sell that used equipment to a scrap metal dealer. Whether you’re a gym owner or a fitness enthusiast, you can make some extra money by recycling scrap metal from exercise equipment.

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Household Appliance Recycling Can Be Profitable

In Toronto, and throughout the GTA, Tal Metal recycles household appliances and pays for the waste! For the average homeowner, household appliance recycling can be both practical and profitable. Most importantly, appliances stay out of landfill sites. The fact is, even typical home appliances make substantial waste, including fridges, stoves, dishwashers, washers, and dryers.

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The Difference Between Ferrous And Non-Ferrous Scrap Metals

This is one of the most frequent questions in the scrap metal industry, particularly for those who are serious collectors. And understanding the differences can have a considerable bearing on the buying and selling of scrap material. In simple terms, ferrous metals DO contain iron, and non-ferrous metals DO NOT. But it’s not easy to discern when simply inspecting a piece of metal. Continue reading

Four of the Most Popular Scrap Metals That Can Be Recycled

Most scrap metals are easy, practical, and profitable to recycle. And whether the scrap is collected domestically, or by scrap metal businesses, most of the scrap finds its way to a processing facility. The thing is, metal holds its value far better than the other recycled materials, like paper or glass. More than that, most metals can be recycled over and over again, without losing their integrity.  It’s therefore crucial that discarded metal be recycled wherever and whenever possible. It makes excellent economic sense, while having a positive effect on the environment. Effective recycling also diverts unnecessary waste from landfill sites, and forestalls the need to mine virgin ores. Continue reading

How to Choose the Right Company for Metal Recycling

Probably the biggest mistake when customers are choosing a scrap metal dealer is to focus only on the best price. And while this is certainly an important factor when it comes to making a living, there are other factors that should be given equal consideration. After all, choosing a scrap metal dealer is all about a business relationship, and hopefully a relationship that will grow in future. Continue reading

The History of Metal Recycling

Global warming and environmental issues no longer seem like distant problems. They are now real, and undeniably affecting the world we live in today. Nowadays, recycling is recognized as one of the key ways to salvage our beloved planet before it is too late. The good news is that because of the ever-innovating  technology becoming available, the notion of sorting, reprocessing, and reusing our waste is becoming more convenient and profitable than it ever has before. Nonetheless, recycling, especially metal recycling, used to be unheard of, let alone practiced due to the lack of electricity, technology, and proper techniques. It is worth investigating the history of metal recycling to measure how far our recycling techniques have progressed. Continue reading

Common Mistakes You Can Make When Scrapping Metal

Now that the spring season has started, we’ve likely done some spring cleaning around the home, and even at work. You may have donated old clothing, canned foods, or small things around the home you have no need for anymore. But have you ever thought of getting rid of other items, such as metals, wires or even electronics for money? At Tal Metal, we are committed to “going green”, and provide our recyclers with competitive rates for their recycled metals. It’s part of our job to help the environment, by making it even more convenient for people to recycle and take part in sustainability endeavors. Here are our top three tips to make sure you don’t make any common mistakes when recycling scrap metal. Continue reading

Scrap Metal Recycling: Buying – Selling – Collecting – Distributing

Scrap metal recycling is an enterprise for both scrap collectors and scrap dealers. The materials are valuable, and in demand, but it’s important to determine if collecting is going to be occasional or if it’s going to be a serious business endeavor. In general, scrap metal collecting and recycling focuses on the more common metals – copper, aluminum, steel, brass, and iron. And for the most part, the local scrap yard will be prepared to give immediate cash for scrap that is high quality.  Continue reading